I loved this essay so much, Sam! Particularly because, when I was at McKinsey, we designed a very similar application to be used by Ministry of Health in one of the emerging markets. I really believe that due to the cost effectiveness and ease of monitoring, leveraging such applications for treating chronic diseases is the future of treating these diseases. These applications are especially important for emerging countries, because of lack of transportation in rural areas, scarcity of doctors and lack of awareness among patients. I believe that thanks to the advancements in machine learning in health sector, we are going to have healthier communities in the future.
I really enjoyed reading your essay. I love how AI is used to tackle life-and-death problems, to improve efficiency in the health industry, and to improve medical doctors’ lives. I believe (and hope) that the hospital’s vision to build hospital of the future using cutting edge technologies including machine learning is achievable. As you mentioned, machine learning is at baby steps phase nowadays. I think as technology and machine learning advance, their applications in health sector will advance as well given that health sector is one of the most critical areas in the world and machine learning applications is highly valuable and meaningful in this area.
This was the most interesting article I’ve ever read here. Thanks for your efforts!
I loved how you connected Hershey’s chocolate making techniques to Jetsons. It was my favorite cartoon!
The most interesting element of this article is: until now, I thought that additive manufacturing was only used for producing more industrial products such as home appliances. This is a completely new concept for me. I think this is the future of the food industry.
I am wondering if a company would be able to produce fruits in the future by using additive manufacturing.
This is a very interesting article. I did not know that Siemens was doing additive manufacturing.
I particularly found the first question very interesting and probing – i.e. “What obligations (if any) should be placed on multinational companies like Siemens to provide solutions for smaller companies to adapt to changing technologies?” I found this interesting, because as far as I know, no such obligations are forced to multinationals in history. Companies chose to offer solutions to smaller companies because it makes business sense. Could you please share if you know such examples, where any obligations are posed to multinationals to offer solutions for smaller companies?
Thanks a lot for sharing this, super interesting!
I disagree with only one thing: I think Amazon still has best talent to solve this pick & pack problem. Amazon is one of the first and largest e-commerce players of the world, and as far as I know automatizing pick & pack is one of their top priorities. They are putting a great effort on recruiting the most talented engineers in the world, and they pay really high salaries for that. I believe that the reason why they are doing open innovation for pick & pack is like a lottery: I think they are doing it for the very very small possibility of “winning the lottery” – a.k.a. finding a great idea from outside the company.
Thanks for sharing this! I did not know that how thirsty Tesla was for open innovation and knowledge sharing.
After reading this essay, I have one major question in mind: Since electric cars are very niche topic, could Tesla really benefit from public opinion? I think that Tesla employees have probably the greatest knowledge in this niche area throughout the world. I am wondering if there are any specific examples that Tesla leveraged some ideas from open innovation and made profits out of those ideas.